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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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C. Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness (Continued)

The Federal funding share per child has also continued to grow from $72 in
FY 1977 to $261 in FY 1984. (E. 1 and 2.)

The following table summarizes these trends:

Fiscal Year   Child Count     Funding    Share Per Child

1977
	3,485,000
	$ 251,796,927
	$ 72

1978
	3,561,000
	566,030,074
	159

1979
	3,700,000
	804,000,000
	217

1980
	3,803,000
	874,500,000
	230

1981
	3,941,000
	874,500,000
	222

1982
	3,990,000
	931,008,000
	233

1983
	4,053,000
	1,017,900,000
	251

1984
	4,094,100
	1,068,900,000
	261

There have been no new studies of the program's effectiveness,

D.  Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation
None at this time.

E.  Supporting Studies and Analyses

1.  U.S. Department of Education, "Sixth Annual Report to Congress on the
Implementation of P.L. 94-142: The Education of all Handicapped Children
Act, 1984." (Also, previous annual reports.)

2.  Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Program data.

F.  Other Supporting Data

Not available.    Studies mentioned last year still  under way.

III.    RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b)
No new information.

Further Information Contacts

Program operations:    Bob Walling,  (202) 732-1238
Program studies:    Garrett Coleman  (202) 245-8877

Notes

1.  The authorization level was determined by multiplying the number of
handicapped children (aged 3-21) by 30 percent of average per person
expenditures for FY 1980; and by 40 percent for FY 1981.

2.  This authorization was established by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation
Act of 1981.e number of children with certain handicap-